How does rental counseling help tenants?
Rental counseling focuses on budgeting and determining how much rent you can afford, helping you find the right type of rental and location, providing education on fair housing rights, and resolving landlord/tenant disputes. CLICK HERE to learn more.
How can I find rental counseling?
CLICK HERE to search the nationwide network of HUD-approved counselors online. You can also call 1-800-569-4287 to find a location over the phone.
Will I have to pay for rental counseling?
In most cases, services are free or for a small charge. It is recommended that you call your chosen counseling services to confirm details.
- “Housing Counseling to Support Renters in Crisis,” Housing Crisis Research Collaborative, Urban Institute
- Housing Counseling Rental Counseling Fact Sheet
- “North Carolina Tenant Rights: Relationships Between Landlords and Tenants Can Be Complex”, North Carolina Consumers Council
- “Fifteen Questions You need to Ask a Prospective Landlord Before Signing an Apartment Lease”, North Carolina Consumers Council
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Last updated 7/1/2023